May Logistics Market Snapshot

We just received the May edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics.

Please download your free .PDF copy directly from their website HERE. Below are some sample statistics:

  • E-commerce sales in 2012 in the U.S. reached $225 million, or 5.2% of total retail sales. E-commerce sales are increasing at 10% a year and are expected to total $1.2 trillion, or 30% or total retail sales, in 2030. (Source: National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education)
  • On May 1, the number of freight rail cars in storage had decreased to 302,833 (20.3% of the fleet), down 8,616 cars from a month earlier. (Source: AAR.org) (A freight car is "in storage" if it has had a loaded revenue move since 2005, but not in the past 60 days. Decrease here = more demand)
  • The unemployment rate in America decreased to 7.5% in April 2013 as there were 165,000 net new jobs. The trucking industry alone added 11,700 of these, 3.4% higher than last year. (Source: US DOL)

Building permits in April 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate up 14.3% from the revised March rate and up 35.8% from April 2012.

For more information, visit the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics website.

Posted by LeanCor Supply Chain Group

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